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Young African singers, dancers visiting Rhode Island this week

January 31, 2014

Growing up in Uganda, an east African country racked by war, AIDS and extreme poverty, life was a struggle for then 9-year-old Dorothy Nabwami, who was facing a very uncertain future 17 years ago.

Then the African Children’s Choir came along.

Nabwami was singing in her local Sunday school choir in her village when the African Children’s Choir chose her to be part of an international singing group.

“They gave me clothing and food and the ability to travel around the world,” she says.

Mixed NECAP news for local schools

January 31, 2014

WOONSOCKET — The number of Rhode Island students meeting at least partial proficiency for state testing of their math skills has increased, but the latest results for the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) released by the Department of Education still show students in urban districts like Woonsocket have more work to do to meet the state’s new graduation requirements.

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